The Head-to-Head is designed to let gamers know which version of a multiplatform game is worth their hard-earned money. IGN breaks down each segment of a game and then tells you which platform reigns supreme when the dust settles.
Here we go...
Where we going? This shouldn't be a shocking or surprising result anymore.
With everything. The fanboys, the 500+*, and the "360 version is ALWAYS better" comments.
I find it funny to find comments like yours for articles like this becuase no one asked you click on this submission and then actually take the time out to comment. Don't like them and tired of them why are you still paying attention to them? Anyway, a little late to the party IGN? I think we all know the results of Ghostbusters by now.
The biggest gap is between the consoles and the PC. The 360 version looks closer to the PS3 version than to the PC version.
I never said I didn't find parts of it amusing, now did I? ;o
So did Killzone 2 ; ) Edit: this comment was for the comment below
No surprise which version won but even over the PC version. BAM! there it is!
The 360 version IS sharper, however I bought it for PS3 since that's all I own
At least you're honest and not in denial like many.
What i find odd is no one mentions the six axis control!? In non serious casual games i could seeing it being a decent way to wrangle and fun? Also its the ps3 version he ended up getting for trophies lol
No one mentions it becuase honestly who even REMEMBERS it? Even the biggest of PS3 fanboys can admit the Sixaxis was a dumb idea that failed. Warhawk was the game to me that used it best and I remember back when the sixaxis was announced and showing Warhawk, I wanted the game JUST to try out the feature. I was so excited for it. Finally get my PS3 and the game, turns out it sucks. Go figure. I've yet to see a game put it to good use and not just some tacked on feature where simple buttons could've done the trick.
I actually think Flower was the best use of sixaxis. The idea of using movement to control the game rather than button presses fits the games ethos so well. It just feels more natural.
Grand Theft Auto IV used it quite well.
i had lots of fun shooting arrows with six axis in heavenly sword, but i hated it in motorstorm. Not tried it in many other games. I dont think six axis is a failure, devs are just not implementing it right.
...I don't think the sixaxis is a failure. Games like Heavenly Sword, MGS4, Uncharted, Killzone 2, Siren:BC, LBP, inFamous, Flower, GTA4, Folklore and others use the sixaxis wonderfully. I even like it in Lair. It's basically just another button or 3D faux analog stick. When implemented sensibly it's awesome when tacked on to a games mechanics it reeks.
"not just some tacked on feature where simple buttons could've done the trick. "
"Well, let the fanboy flogging begin, I'm picking the Xbox 360 version as the superior Ghostbusters game. " thats even over the pc version. 360 is simply the best hd console when it comes to multiplatform and which makes up most of the games that are released this gen.
da xobts is better dan da ps3 for diz game, however da game almost sucks anyway,, doesn't matter anywayz
Well xbox fanboys....I guess we have to give this one to you. "impressive........most impressive" On another note I don't see how the PS3, wii, or xbox 360 version beats the PC version, but ok.
They don't beat it. It's clear from the pictures, and just common knowledge, that the PC version beats the other versions hands down. The author confirmed this when he said "Obviously, the graphics are the sharpest and the game smoothest on the PC". But Greg Miller is apparently an idiot and somehow decided to rate the other versions higher, despite his clear description of the PC version's superiority. That's why I hate IGN head to heads. They are just so random and arbitrary. I much prefer the more technical and objective analyses done by other sites.
He didn't give the win to the PC version because it doesn't have any multiplayer. Graphics aren't everything, you know.
waits for the excuses...
What excuses? They devs suck, everyone already knows.
There's an excuse right there ^^^ didn't take long... lol.
I rented it and am enjoying it very much, especially the co-op.
You're not supposed to enjoy the game. What the hell is wrong with you? You have to argue about the graphics and not enjoy the story or the completely genius dialogue each scene brings you.
this game could have been ultra terrible (movie liscense etc) but its really good fun with nice level design and fun controls, I even think the graphics are great. And I'm not even a big ghostbusters fan. Shame about the lazy ps3 conversion. But its times like this that makes you wonder if what Gabe says has some weight to it.
Xbox 360 version FTW!!!
you know the polygon models are really smooth in this game, and the detail that this game has is amazing. (well, only in the 360 version) 3 cheers for the 360 version :)
PC wins, you can't mess with the top dog har hard internet fanboy. Look at pic below.
I don't know what's there to brag about, when the mediocre looking game isn't that good to begin with. I can see why the bots have no exclusives to brag about though since they have none in 09 so far. (fact)
Doing the old "since the PS3 version is crap the game is crap too"-routine? It's classic. All you have are your exclusives since multiplat games are too crappy to be worthwhile to play on the PS3. 360 exclusives so far 2009: Star Ocean IV, Ninja Blade, Raiden Fighter Aces, Stoked, Velvet Assassin, Fallout 3 + GTA DLC, tons of XBLA titles such as The Maw, Dishwasher Samurai, Wallace & Gromit 1-3, Garou: Mark of the wolves, Banjo Tooie etc. Just like last year MS releases their big guns in quarter 3&4. Coming up: Forza 3, Splinter Cell: Conviction, Halo: ODST, Mass Effect 2, Crackdown 2, Raven Squad, 1 vs 100, Raiden IV, Tropico 3, Risen, Magnacarta 2, Dead Island, Samurai Shodown: Edge of Destiny, Blood Bowl, more GTA DLC, Raskulls and tons of other XBLA titles. The PS3 has Uncharted 2, and PSN gets new games once every year. Whopee. On Ghostbusters: I've completed the game and I thought it was awesome. Great story and especially great voice acting. And the gameplay is awesome too. Loved how you have to struggle to catch the ghosts, and all the hidden artifacts that are scattered everywhere. Once you get the slime gun the real fun begins though.
It is essentially the same game on any of the 3 platforms. If you have to have the multiplayer mode and trophies/achievements then get the PS3 or 360 version. If graphics are your most important criteria get the PC version. Edit @ Soda popinsky Funny enough, all that stuff you mentioned can be enjoyed in the PS3 version as well. I know people that owned the PS3 version and were having fun with it before it was reported to look worse than the 360 version. Do you think that after they found out it looked worse it suddenly made them not able to enjoy it anymore? Likewise, does the fact that the PC version looks better than 360 version keep 360 fans up at night and prevent them from enjoying the game? I don't think so. It's the same game in any case.
I'm not a PC gamer. I'm a console gamer and therefore want the best console version. I work with computers so the last thing I want to do when I play games is to sit in front of one.
360 has no exclusive in 09 lol ok XBL Banjo-Tooie Dishwasher: Dead Samurai Garou:Mark of Wolves Trails HD Shadow Complex King of fighters 98 ultimate Match Magic-The Gathering Duels of Planeswalkers Rocket Roit Lorde Runner Worms 2 Armageddon Virtual- on Oratorio Tangram GTA lost and damned Splosion Man Ion Assualt The Maw Perfect Dark GTA the Ballad of Gay Tony Samurai Shodown: Edge of Destiny Raskulls 360 retail games Halo Wars Race pro Stoked Star Ocean: The Last Hope Section 8 Ninety-Nine Nights 2 MagnaCarta 2 Halo 3 ODST Forza 3 Dead Island Splinter Cell Conviction Divinity 2 Ego of Dragon Tropico 3 1vs100 Risen Crackdown 2 Mass effect 2 Champion Online Left for dead 2 Rumor 360 exclusive 09 Killer instinct 3 Lost oddessy 2 yeah 360 got no games
The Fallout 3 DLC is not 360 exclusive since its on PC as well and is coming to the PS3 as confirmed by Bethesda. Most of those exclusives you mentioned are out are mediocre at best and the best exclusive not on PC as well coming out this year is Forza 3
<--- Just accept it.
<--- no u ANYWAY, the difference between the PS3 and 360, from what I can tell, is solely graphical. Gameplay-wise, they seem to be completely identical, and the PS3 version runs fine. So go ahead, enjoy your higher resolution. I'll be busy playing the PS3 version of "Ghostbusters" instead of "Count the Pixels". ;)
<---- suck it
Yep, in terms of visuals the PC version absolutely demolishes the console versions. Sure, it doesn't have the multiplayer mode, but I think there is a good chance we will get that with a patch. It also happens to be $30 cheaper. On amazon.com Xbox 360 version = $55.99 PC version = $25.99
Ok so graphically the PC wins. But you'll need at least a 8800 etc. to run it at decent speeds. I have a Dual core and 1900xtx, and i get strange slowdowns in places with nothing going on. Buggy is the word, or ghostly. I'm sorry,it isn't a bad looking title. But i think the coding is alittle bug ridden in places. On the upside. I actually like the cartoon look of the game on the wii and ps2. It just goes to show, some games work even if they are not as good graphically. Either way if you like it, get it for whatever suits you best. Now i've got to say this. I am a PC gamer at heart. Have been for a long time. I have a PS3 and my GF has a wii. I'm starting to find, that in most pc games, i'm wishing i had rumble. Ok i could solve this by investing in a decent pad. But when i'm sitting there playing on a nice hd tv and ps3 with rumble, i'm actually enjoying it more.
Get a 360 gamepad and then get this device : http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-... It hooks on your pc then if the game supports the gamepad ( all game with the mention "games for windows" ) you will have rumble. Its works great . I played and finished Wolverine on pc and it was a blast with the controler.
I really wonder why some sites even bother with this, is there not enough games to make more meaningful articles about. This is something people that actually care should take about in forums.
when i saw the wii version
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